POLITICAL AGENDA OF IMRAN KHAN GOVERNMENT: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF SPEECHES
This article aims to examine the substance and rhetoric of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) government through content analysis of Imran Khan's speeches delivered between May 2018 and July 2019. The content of the speeches is analysed to observe top leadership's emphasis on international, economic, social, education, corruption, and other issues in order to assess the priorities of the ruling party during the selected period. Findings of this research disclose that Khan was more concerned with domestic policy issues than that of foreign policy. Subsequently economy, corruption, and education found more space in his speeches than Pakistan's foreign affairs. Though Khan remained concerned about relations with India, Afghanistan, and the United States, his preference was to improve fragile economy and eradicate corruption from society. However, in terms of external relations, it is neither China, India, nor Afghanistan that concerned him, but the United States was referred the most in his speeches.